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October 1939

OCULAR ICHTHYOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of California Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(4):590-594. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860100074006
Abstract

The association of corneal and conjunctival lesions with certain diseases of the skin, such as acne rosacea and eczema, is well recognized. Ocular involvement in cases of ichthyosis is sufficiently rare, however, to warrant presentation of a case together with a brief review of the literature.

REPORT OF CASE  M. B., a 24 year old housewife, was admitted to the ophthalmic clinic of the University of California on Sept. 2, 1938. For the previous nine years she had suffered from redness, irritation and watering of the eyes, which in the past five years had been accompanied by a severe and persistent photophobia. In the last six months there had been diminution of vision in the right eye. The patient had been a deaf-mute since birth, and at the age of 2 years a generalized ichthyosis of the skin developed, which persisted. Occurrence of either deaf-mutism or of ichthyosis in any

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